Wednesday, 11 May 2011


Wow! (or should that be WOYWW!!) its been another week?  Still not very well so not too much crafting going on, but I have managed to make a card from my ever expanding scrap box (the bird is cut from an old tomato paste tube, gotta love recycling!).

So, with an eye on using up scraps I thought I'd have a play with my new scalloped circle nestie cutter.  After cutting out a medium scallop I then cut through one edge and tore all around the edge, leaving the centre.  I then curled the thin scalloped torn edge around itself, letting it unfurl a little then turned it over a flattened it a bit to bend the petals out and voila! A pretty rose from scrap. Its quite bulky so I'll try it out on some thinner paper,

Here's a close-up of the card I made from the scraps.  I didn't use the rose as it adds a bit too much bulk for the British postal systems.

I have made my PIF (pay it forward) for week 104 of the WOYWW and its not on my desk so don't bother zooming in!

Feel free to pop over to Julia's blog and check out some other desks...its always nice to have a nose round!
Happy Crafting
Li'l Pidge x


  1. gorgeous card and flower, thank you for sharing. Happy WOYWW 101, not long left until the 2nd anniversary, have you done your PIF? #2

  2. Such a pretty card, and I LOVE the flower...gorgeous! Happy WOYWW!

  3. I use glue tubes, empty ones of course, coz they emboss well and cut easily, haven't tried a tomato tube yet!Yes,I craft at night, I don't feel so giulty crafting at night, in the day time there's so much more things that must be done and I don't really want to do cutting hedges...weeding...washing.. hoovering, can't do them at night!! I often meet myself coming back...
    Happy WOYWW ((Lyn)) # 42

  4. Will have to go back I think to find out about PIF I love your card

    D xx

  5. Absolutely gorgeous card and love your flower!
    Happy Creative Wednesday
    hugs Jude x8

  6. Love that card- I agree that our postal system does not encourage dimension, lol. I try to make my cards as flat as possible, but still with some interest.Shaz #106

  7. Too late, I'd zoomed in anyway - jsut like having a gander! Love the card - and your dedication to the upcycling - that tube sure gave the bird some great texture!

  8. This is a stunning card! You have made that tomato paste tube bird brilliantly. Lovely to hear from you, keep in touch. Off to look at the rest of your blog now,

    Lucy x


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